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The Best Accessories for a Black Dress

The black dress is one of the hardest working pieces in your wardrobe. Here are our style secrets for what to wear with a black dress, day or night!

Your Guide to the Best Accessories for a Black Dress 

The black dress is one of the hardest working pieces in your wardrobe. It’s in style in every season and can be worn for casual daytime settings and elegant evening affairs. Making your favorite LBD a transformative piece is all about your accessories: think colorful handbags, eye-catching jewelry, and savvy shoe selections. Here are our style secrets to what to wear with a black dress for the day, night, and every event in between. 


How to Accessorize a Black Dress 

Start with the perfect black dress, one that makes you feel like a million every time you slip it on. It can be a structured sheath, fit and flare, or a flowy wrap dress that shapes you to perfection. Next, decide on your occasion. Where you plan to wear it will play an essential role in your accessories for a black dress. 


Choose Your Black Dress Statement Pieces 

Ready to shine for so many types of occasions, reveal a black dress’ versatility through your accessories and shoe choices. 



A black dress is a perfect backdrop, as its neutral background allows your handbag to take center stage. If you’re heading out on a day adventure, a crossbody purse in a bold, bright hue with a chain leather strap and turnlock closure is a chic casual style that leaves your hands free. Need more room? Try an oversized satchel from Brahmin’s Melbourne collections, offering tantalizing combinations of texture, color, and eye-catching shimmer. With one crafted from genuine and durable leather to hold everything you need at work or play, it’s another effortless way to dress up a plain black dress. 


Ready to take your black dress into the night? Evening bags are an instant way to elevate your favorite LBD. A designer wristlet wallet in metallic green or ombre swirls adds a pleasing pop of color. Or you can revel in one of the season’s biggest trends – tone-on-tone black – by wearing your favorite dress with a black zip-around clutch cut from luxurious Melbourne leather. With plenty of slide-in pockets to keep you organized, you can use it as a carry-all wallet or wear it as a wristlet with its slide out wrist-strap. 



Your footwear helps define whether your black dress makes for a casual vibe, or something more sophisticated. To downplay a fancy LBD: pair a black silk wrap dress with white canvas sneakers or a knee-high moto boot. On the other side of the spectrum, you can elevate a plain black dress with a sparkly heel or black patent leather kitten heel. In addition, you can complement or contrast your shoes with your handbag to create a look that’s uniquely your own. 


How to Accessorize a Black Dress for a Formal Event 

For special events and holiday fetes, your black dress is ready for the occasion. Enter the room like a lioness with an animal print purse or a buzzworthy bag that turns heads. A statement necklace for black dresses can also turn a look for a special occasion.  


An important staple in a women’s wardrobe, allow the black dress to live up to its full potential by pairing it with different accessories, shoes, and handbags. Brahmin has you covered to make your LBD a statement moment.